Sep 24, 2010 5:00pm EDT
in many parts of the world including canada and mexico. so, what will it take to get the next obesity drug approved? on biocentury this week, leading weight loss doctors discuss obesity fighting obstacles. that is 8:30 this sunday morning on wusa. >>> if you are looking to buy a flat screen tv, the large supply is causing prices to plummet in time for the holiday shopping season. one market research company says prices could drop 12% over the last three months of the year. >>> halloween is not as scary for retamers this year. a survey by the national retail federation says each person is expected to spend $86 on costumes, candy and decorations. and that's $10 more than last year. four out of ten people are planning to dress up for the holiday with lady gaga and twilight characters expected to be the most popular costumes and many kids will dress up as their favorite super heros. i will have to pass on lady gaga. >>> digital books are coming to a library near you and you can sample the collection inside of a digital bookmobile on thenal national mall. the 74-foot 18 wheeler is an updat
Sep 7, 2010 5:00pm EDT
can throw at them. they have been seen in canada, the u.s., and europe and cases are expected to grow with all the global travel we do. >>> also tonight, the sometimes mysterious signs of multiple sclerosis or ms. this condition is tough to diagnosis because in the beginning, flairups can happen years apart. now patients may soon be offered a new pill just in case they have the disease. >> it was awful not knowing what the diagnosis really was. >> doctors couldn't tell nancy exactly why she was having such trouble walking. the notion was, she was dealing with early multiple sclerosis, but until they were sure, they called it possible ms. > there's not much we could do for you, but we'll assume it's ms and go from there. >> without a confirmed diagnosis, there are no standard treatment options. >> you don't want to use an aggressive therapy on someone who has initial symptoms, but little findings on their mri and a normal exam. >> that's why researchers at stoney brook university medical center are testing a less potent drug therapy. >> one of several agents that fall in that category.